Indian Health Service

SVT Health and Wellness

As the federal and state governments continue to roll out Covid-19 vaccines, they designate the doses for different groups. In the general population, those 65 and older are currently prioritized. Healthcare and assisted living facility personnel and residents were in the first wave of inoculations.
    Other doses have been specifically earmarked for federally-funded Indian Health Service clinics, and are sent to them directly, skipping the state middleman.

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The partial federal shutdown is putting strain on some Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations. Some are dipping into reserves in order to pay for services that the federal government usually covers.

Federally recognized tribes in Alaska are missing some payments from the federal government during the partial shutdown.

Tribes are eligible for funding through federal agencies either directly or through contracts, grants or other agreements.